Scottish Golf Courses

One step closer to French 'dream'

Work now underway at stunning new golf resort described as the ‘French Lake District’

Halcyon retreat, a new luxury resort in the French ‘Lake District’, has announced that work on its 18-hole golf course is underway.

Set out across the majority of the resort’s 220 acres of countryside in the Limousin region of central France, the course will enjoy breathtaking views, taking in fishing lakes, meadows and forested areas.

The first and 18th holes will be just a few metres away from the exclusive clubhouse and the luxury holiday and rental apartments, which are currently
on the market.

Robin Barrasford, whose company Barrasford and Bird Worldwide is behind Halcyon Retreat, regards this step as one of the most important as the resort continues to be developed.

“Without a doubt, the course will be on the leading facilities within Halcyon Retreat once it’s fully playable,” said Barrasford. “Along with the premium spa centre, which is currently being constructed inside a 16th century château and other facilities, such as an aquatics centre and equine facilities, the course will help make the retreat one of the leading resorts of its kind in France.

“It’s a big moment and we are sure that the sale of the premium studios and suites that are for sale close to the course will continue to increase now this commitment has been made.”

European Golf Services (EGS) has been contracted to build the course and the firm boasts a huge amount of experience working on courses all over the continent.

Declan O’Malley, MD of European Golf Services, is excited to be involved in the project. He said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to build the golf course at Halcyon Retreat. This is
a fantastic opportunity and one where we look forward to delivering a spectacular course.

“It is such a natural site with a beautiful rolling landscape. It is a dream location for a fantastic parkland course. We’ve worked on over 100 courses across Europe, yet this one is really special.

“We expect the resort to be spectacular when it’s completed. Now that golf course construction is underway, we are moving yet another step closer to realising that dream.”

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